Selena Gomez latest album
Sarah Shelton – Contributor
Selena Gomez is here with new music and it’s different than anything she’s ever done before.
Gomez just released her last album “Rare” in January 2020, which featured her first number one song, “Lose you to Love Me.”
However, now she is doing something she has always wanted to do: a Spanish-language album.
“I hope you guys like the album and have so much fun with it,” Gomez said on Instagram stories the night of the release. “It’s my first Spanish album, something I’ve wanted to do for 10 years.”
Her first songs in Spanish were actually back in 2010 and 2014, when she still was Selena Gomez & The Scene, including “Un Año Sin Ver Llover” and “Más.” She also featured in “Taki Taki” in 2019 with DJ Snake, Cardi B and Ozuna.
“De Una Vez” was the first single released from her new mini album (EP) “Revelación.” This song is about how her heart is now healed from the past.
In the De Una Vez video, Gomez is seen wearing a heart necklace, which seems to be the main element of the video but there are also many hidden meanings.
According to the YouTube video, “Selena Gomez – The Making of ‘De Una Vez’ | Vevo Footnotes,” they wanted to find a concept for De Una Vez that represented Gomez’s Mexican roots.
“That’s how we thought about the Mexican Heart as a metaphor of a wound, and how it gets healed through time. The heart is the Milagro Sacred Heart, rooted in Mexican culture,” the video footnotes said.
People on social media pointed out that the “De Una Vez” video features many Easter Eggs (hidden messages) including her “Rare” vinyl in the background. Many fans also think it has a lot of similarities to scenes from her old Disney show, “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
I found this song to be one of her best ones yet. Her vocals felt soothing and it’s a good song to listen to while healing from the past.
The next song dropped was “Baila Conmigo” featuring Rauw Alejandro. This song’s meaning is very different from “De Una Vez,” because it’s about good energy, dancing, and the start of a new relationship.
The song is very catchy and has a reggaeton vibe. Gomez and Alejandro’s voices also go well together, making this song a hit.
The video for “Baila Conmigo” shows a love story of two people drawn together and a fun choreography. Gomez is on a TV screen almost the entire video, but is featured wearing her makeup line, Rare Beauty.
On March 4, the track and music video for her song “Selfish Love,” featuring Dj Snake, came out and was announced as the seventh track on the EP.
The music and vocals are very different from the rest of the songs, with a more of a jazz and club feeling to it, and featuring a saxophone. It is also the only song on the EP partly in English.
It is a cute and fun song, but it does seem a little random to throw into this album considering it is so different from the rest. I will admit, though, I think it has the better music video out of the three released so far.
Fans on Twitter even pointed out the iconic “DJ Snake” whisper Selena did in the song that originally came from the song “Taki Taki.”
One fan even posted before “Selfish Love” dropped: “If @selenagomez doesn’t whisper ‘DJ Snake’, I don’t want it.”
The other songs on the EP include “Vivio,” “Buscando Amor,” “Dámelo To’ (feat. Myke Towers)” and my favorite, “Adiós.”
I believe Selena Gomez did a good job creating this EP while still keeping her energy to it.
“Revelación” has seven tracks. Even if you don’t know Spanish, I believe these songs can be meaningful and enjoyable for everyone.